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100 Best Places to Launch a Business or Franchise

Wednesday, June 3

We love the Top 100 Places to Live and Launch by CNNMoney.com! It confirms what we've known all along - Bellevue, WA is the best place to launch a business.

Why is Bellevue listed the best city? Thanks for asking! Bellevue is the home to many HUGE corporations. Within a stones throw of downtown there is Microsoft, Costco, Amazon, Coinstar, Expedia, Paccar, Puget Sound Energy, ShareBuilder (now ING DIRECT), T-Mobile and Vulcan. The talent pool for hiring is very strong...and why we think Guidant Financial Group is the largest and most successful company in small business financing and self-directed IRAs.

The excellent living conditions in Bellevue and the surrounding areas are also strong contributors. This area is known for having a high level of education in the local population, great infrastructure (including a strong supply of quality office space and the proximity to a major international airport) and the local economy is becoming increasingly diversified.

We thought we'd take a moment to share why we call Bellevue, WA home and then share what other cities made the top 10 list. If you want more - see the article!
  1. Bellevue, WA
  2. Georgetown, TX
  3. Buford, GA
  4. Marina del Rey, CA
  5. Bethesda, MD
  6. Portland, OR
  7. Denver, CO
  8. Charlotte, NC
  9. Fort Worth, TX
  10. Franklin, MA
If you are considering opening a business - call us! We know many great franchise consultants and business brokers who specialize in helping individuals find the business for them.